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Wednesday 27th July 2022

Morning

Up 08 45. Congested; cough. Child walking by with adult. ‘Put your phone away for 5 minutes. It’s not that important.’ ‘No.’

Breakfast : orange juice; granola (dairy milk). CWU General Secretary described sacking Shadow Transport Secretary for picketing by LOTO as ‘sitting on the fence’ as regards (right to) industrial action. ACORN Bristol stopped meeting of Bristol City Council Renters Commission after being excluded. 1 in 3 Indians hungry according to Prof Jayati Ghosh.

Decongestion effort, causing ache in left eye ball as before. Listened to Economic Update on Democracy at Work.

Went to bathroom, showered and dressed to attend RMT picket line at Bath Spa Rail Station. Passed by acquaintance on street asleep on pavement with head on left shoulder.

Joined RMT members, meeting RMT officer and members local Unite Community, UCU branches, Bath Trades Council, Bath Campaigns, colleagues inc friend. Bath staff apparently members of Bristol branch. Asked RMT officer how could help and suggestion was leafleting members of public as entered, exited station or passed by, which did whilst carrying on conversation with another non-RMT member. Compared notes on understanding history and difference between socialism and communism; according to colleague, given I think the end goal ought to be a classless society – I think class is unnatural – I am a communist. Many public especially arrivals apathetic or avoidant but of public engaging great majority supportive, many taking leaflet. Invited to Bath Campaigns meeting in the evening. Police Van parked nearby but no engagement by PCs.

Returned home for lunch quite weary, stopping at Waitrose en route.

Afternoon

Lunch : minestrone soup; bread.

Siesta.

Tea : black tea.

Spoke friend.

Evening

Supper : minestrone soup; bread. Decided against going to Bath Campaigns meeting as weary by evening (and bit wary of being indoors too).

Published TNS.

Online before turning in.

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Morning

Up 08 00. Difficult dreams. Weak; congestion. Temperature 36.2.

Breakfast : orange juice; granola (almond milk).

Spoke friend. Put laundry on.

Decongestion effort. Did dishes, went to bathroom and showered.

Went to Sainsburys and Waitrose for food, buying cherries at Kingsmead Square stall (about £3.50 for equivalent punnet). Military officer in uniform in Waitrose fresh from city centre parade. Picked up prescription for friend suffering from COVID-19 and complications. Waited behind man seeking advice on removing hair from groin and woman who appeared lose tooth in real time, saying, ‘it’s been dead a while.’ Encountered President UCU in town. Dropped prescription round to friend.

Afternoon

Lunch : quiche; salad. Hung laundry.

Siesta.

Shared beer with a friend, walking up Camden Row to find seating outside (a wall), being joined by colleague passing by. Some councils apparently taken to publishing names and addresses protesters online. Gifted chard.

Tea : cherries; black tea.

Published TNS.

Evening

Supper : quiche; salad; cherries. Filled in Electoral Registration Form. Member Merseyside Pensioners Association confronted LOTO on camera.

Tired.

Online before turning in.

Monday 25th July 2022

Morning

Up 08 15. Difficult dreams. Congested.

Breakfast : orange juice; granola (almond milk).

Went to bathroom and did dishes. Listened to The Real News Network production on RMT action.

Spoke friend.

Elevenses : coffee. Laundry on.

Decongestion effort. Tidied studio. Went to Waitrose for food.

Afternoon

Lunch : pizza; salad. Hung laundry to dry.

Siesta

Tea : black tea.

Published TNS.

Evening

Supper : pizza; cherries. TUC calling for nationalisation energy companies. Biden administration staff sent open letter to US President.

Published TNS.

Fatigued.

Online before turning in.

Statement w/c 25th July 2022

Health & Beauty

Male; 48 years old; (H) 1.90 m; (W) 95 kg. Possibly neurologically diverse (unassessed).

Moderate anxiety; moderate depression.

Monitoring possible digestive and urological issues following GP visit (not thought pathological); sundry other issues.

Home

Tenant (shorthold assured tenancy) of unfurnished 30m2 studio apartment in Bath (UK) at £19.83 per square meter.

Neither building nor studio well appointed or maintained.

Livelihood

Universal Credit claimant registered on RESTART programme with SEETEC PLUSS via DWP office in Bath as ‘ungainfully self-employed’ (journalism; media production; education).

Fellow of The Schumacher Institute.

Monthly disposable income : £929.91 Universal Credit : £929.91. Patreon : £0. Other : £0.

Current account balance : £1710.90; Cash balance : £7.39 (est) ; Savings : £01; Debt £0.

All balances shown as at 25th July 2022; (1) Trivial holdings (< £5,000) in two private pension schemes not accessible before become eligible for retirement.

Politics

Member of Green Party of England and Wales.

Relations

Single.

Parents (North West England); godparents (South West England; France); brother, sister-in-law, niece (North West England).

Sunday 24th July 2022

Morning

Up 09 45. Weak; congested.

Breakfast : orange juice; muesli (dairy milk). WHO declared global health emergency in respect of monkeypox.

Bathroom then hot shower (following suggestion friend). Decongestion effort whilst listening to Democracy at Work.

Researched curry recipes before going to Waitrose for first shop since unwell. Managed but below par and hot, ripping polo shirt as removed over head.

Afternoon

Lunch : papadams and pickle; lentil and chickpea curry with rice; beer.

Siesta.

Tea : black tea.

Published TNS.

Evening

Supper : papadams and pickle; lentil and chickpea curry with rice; beer.

Fatigued and reminded of CFS during last year undergraduate degree in 1995/6.

Spoke friend.

Online before turning in.

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Morning

Up 09 00. Difficult dreams. Congestion; less weak perhaps. We All Just Want to Stop Oil action in London. Reminded of inaugural People’s Assembly Against Austerity event in 2013. Power building required locally in workplaces and communities. Interested to see what sort of attendance achieved.

Breakfast : orange juice; muesli (dairy milk).

Tried decongesting by steam inhalation again : some change attended by eyeball ache and headache (slight) presumably to do with pressure changes.

Spoke friend.

Elevenses : coffee.

Online looking at some alternative UK media sources. Read critique left somewhere : ‘obsessive identification with symbols, structures and strategies of past.’ Apparently over 40c in number Chinese cities.

Afternoon

Lunch : chicken in tomato sauce with rice.

Went for walk and sit down in Millennium Green Community Garden.

Tea : Peach; water. Footage and photographs suggest WAWTJSO modest attendance.

Spoke friend.

Evening

Temperature 36.1c.

Supper : feta salad; pancakes a l’orange.

Read Radical History and then online before turning in.

Friday 22nd July 2022

Morning

Up 08 15. Difficult dreams. Weak; congestion. Temperature 36.4c. Athlete’s Foot worse. Noticed flytipping at rear building : drawers from chest.

Breakfast : orange juice; muesli (dairy milk). Noticed Don’t Pay UK campaign online. Free Assange human chain being formed around parliament 8th October which seems late. Paid ecotricity.

Read chapter of Radical History.

Elevenses : coffee.

Spoke friend. Removed what may have been verruca from toe using nail scissors.

Continued reading.

Afternoon

Lunch : chicken soup; matzos with hummus.

Helped friend with budgeting, tax calculation. Looked at own records online finding that 14 years of incomplete contributions (as against 18 complete) dating back to 1989/90, my last year prior higher education. If so, no advice from government, school or parents was forthcoming as turned 16 and began posting incomplete years unawares. Child passed by with responsible adult asking of them, ‘is anybody in there?’

Tea : black tea.

Continued assisting friend.

Evening

Supper : matzos with hummus, cucumber.

Continued reading.

Online before turning in.

Thursday 21st July 2022

Morning

Up 07 45. Slept well again. Weak; congestion. Temperature 36c.

Breakfast : orange juice; muesli (dairy milk).

Sent email Seetec Pluss to excuse self from meeting Friday morning and suggesting midweek following week. Spoke friend. Another friend stopped by with provisions.

Elevenses : peach; water. Athlete’s Foot deteriorated again so tried paste of salt and vinegar.

Received reply from Seetec Pluss with new appointment for 4th August and message to ‘make sure’ keep appointment. Both upset and amused : perhaps should try contract monkeypox and turn up.

Read in bed.

Afternoon

Temperature : 36.7c.

Lunch : matzos with hummus and cucumber.

Siesta.

Tea : black tea. HMG apparently legislated to enable replacement striking workers by agency workers.

Continued reading.

Evening

Temperature 37.2c.

Supper : consomme; chicken stew.

Spoke friend.

Online before turning in.

Wednesday 20th July 2022

Morning

Up 07 00. Slept well. Congestion still.

Breakfast : orange juice; muesli (dairy milk).

Tried steam inhalation with Vicks dissolved in hot water. Listened Prof Wolff on Democracy at Work saying NUPES showing in French legislatives significant.

Read Radical History.

Elevenses : peach; water.

Continued reading in bed.

Afternoon

Temperature : 37c.

Lunch : saucisson; matzos with avocado; salad.

Siesta.

Tea : black tea.

Continued reading.

Evening

Supper : matzos; omelette.

Another go at decongestion to little avail.

Online. Footage CEOs of Shell and BP appearing at Environment Audit Ctte today, saying did ‘incredibly important work’ and ‘comfortable’ as regards considerations of ecocide at Hague.

Turned in.

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Morning

Up 08 00. Better night’s sleep. Weak; congested. Temperature 36.8c. Closed windows at rear. Closed windows and drew curtains and blinds at front.

Breakfast : orange juice; muesli (dairy milk). 40C expected be breached today in UK.

Read Radical History.

Elevenses : iced water.

Continued reading.

Afternoon

Lunch : saucisson sec; potato salad; olives; tomato.

Siesta.

Tea : iced water; peach. Continued using ice on body to cool.

Online. 40c breached at Heathrow and other locations. Footage online fires in East London and Kent.

Evening

Supper : saucisson sec; olives; tomato; glass white wine.

Spoke friend. Opened windows to cool studio. Relieved heat passing.

Online before turning in.